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Nicole's Gourmet Foods

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921 Meridian Ave Unit B, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
626-403-5751
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit pricey to be honest. The sandwiches and lunch fare are adequate. The croissants and desserts are really outstanding. The coffee is pretty good. They could make their espresso stronger and more flavorful.

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Thank Lisa J
Nanaimo, Canada
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Primarily a deli with take-out and table service, this is a lovely place for lunch or an early dinner (later on Thursdays, when the South Pasadena farmers' market takes place.) Quiche, lovely soups and salads, sandwiches and a very decent wine-by-the glass list make this a must for every visitor to South Pasadena. If the weather permits, sit outside on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a nice place for lunch or brunch set in the old area of South Pasadena. The sandwiches are made with fresh bread along with cuts of meat and other ingredients that can be difficult to find. The line at the counter can be long during the lunch hours. Nicole is very kind. She goes out of her way... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A friend took me here for a birthday lunch. What a treat! I was here once several years ago. I am going to have to remember Nicole's when I am in town again. The half sandwich (it looked like a whole to me) and soup or salad is a real bargain for lunch. I chose the french onion soup (what... More 

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Thank bin2oz
South Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am constantly stunned that Nicole's continues to be in South Pasadena. This small but very well-stocked market has an absolutely fantastic selection of great cheeses, fresh baguettes and croissants (although I must admit that I am addicted to their frozen chocolate croissants - nothing like taking them home and cooking them up for a delicious weekend breakfast). My friends... More 

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Thank MRI-Sleep
South Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here during a world cup match and the atmosphere was great. The food was really great also. Good desserts also.

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Thank kharles
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have been visiting Nicole's for at least fifteen years and NEVER been disappointed with either lunch or our purchases of imported cheeses. The choices of sandwiches/soup/salad make for difficult choices, but the baked brie and tomato sandwich and the simple ham and cheese are favorites. Not exactly a Paris street-side, but outside is always pleasant in the spring/fall.

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Thank WHS-Eagle
South Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nicole's is a fun place for lunch. If the weather is good,eat outside. The food is very good. Sandwiches are tasty and presentation is good. The staff is always friendly and helpful. One of my wife's favorite places to take visiting friends and family.

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Thank BlueTangFan
LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are Francophiles. Nicole's is tucked away on a South Pas side street. An informal cafe, both indoor and out. Wonderful specials of sandwiches and soups, wines, every day. All are delicious. Save room for desserts, and check the cheese and treats fridge on the way out.

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Thank Oldmercutio
Calabasas, California
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In contrast to the predictability of institutional coffee houses, this French eatery, take-out and market exudes character and charm. Inside, it's not quite bright and orderly so one can revert a bit in time, exploring the canned and bagged food products being offered, or admiring the whole cotton Provencal kitchen towels or hand-made baskets. Prices are quite reasonable, so put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Meridian Ave Unit B, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-403-5751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?